Covent Garden has recently undergone a bit of a renaissance from tired tourist trap to become THE destination district in London.
With the best bars, restaurants and shops now flocking to open there, the area has seen an injection of independent energy that has transformed it beyond all recognition, even seasoned Londoners might be hard-pressed to name all the latest places to go.
So with this in mind, we have put together a map to help you find the best places to eat, sleep, play and stay and allow you to impress family and friends alike with your in-depth knowledge of the area.
Covent Garden map
Planning a day there?
We have picked the best places to start the day off with a spot of breakfast and that all-important caffeine injection.
Spot of lunch? No problem, from quick bites to luxurious long lunches, we have picked our favourite places to stop at and refuel.
Monmouth Coffee: Website – Serves exceptional coffee
Covent Garden… retail paradise
Shopping in Covent Garden is now no longer just about the market, but instead it has become a much-loved retail paradise, with a variety of original and independent outlets, high-end brands and high street stores competing side-by-side.
While it gets really busy for Christmas shopping we hope our suggestions will help make the most of all this magical place has to offer all-year-round.
We have already lined you up several shops to get you started.
Drinking in Covent Garden
Fancy a cheeky cocktail or a glass or fizz. Maybe real ale or bespoke Belgian beer is more your thing.
We have chosen our pick of the pubs, wine bars and cocktail places to keep you suitably refreshed on your trip.
Porterhouse: Website – Large Irish-influenced pub
Late night bars and clubs in Covent Garden
These are the places to go when someone says “one for the road”.
Freud: Website – Late night underground cocktail bar
Eating in Covent Garden
Whatever the reason for your visit, from first dates to catching up with old friends, we have come up with somewhere you can go and dine.
Pix Pintos: Website – Tapas
Pre and post theatre places to eat in Covent Garden
Perhaps you are visiting the theatre? Well you are probably going to need a pre-theatre dinner. We have found some great places to get you in the West End mood, without panicking as to whether you will be fed on time.
See a West End theatre show in Covent Garden
You are right in the heart of Theatreland and you’re not going to be more than five minutes walk from a theatre.
Two of the most popular long-running family musicals are based in Covent Garden.
Get the latest deals on hotels in Covent Garden to suit any budget.
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